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Producing Healthier Piglets by Meeting Pregnant Sows' Nutritional Needs

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Precisely meeting a pregnant sow’s protein needs, specifically amino acid requirements, will improve the health of the sow and piglet—and help protect the environment by utilizing resources wisely.
8-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Are Barley Sprouts Good for Dairy Cattle?

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Dairy scientists are evaluating integrating sprouted barley grown indoors without soil, known are hydroponic feed, into the diets of dairy heifers and lactating cows.
6-Dec-2016 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Fall Cover Crops for Livestock Grazing May Improve Soil Health, Protect Environment

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Turning cattle out to graze in harvested fields was once a common practice. It’s something that researchers would like to see used again—and improved by planting cover crops, such as such as oats, sorghum, turnips, radishes or millet. These have...
18-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Completing First Worldwide Scan for Satellite Calibration Sites

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A research team at the South Dakota State University Image Processing Laboratory has completed the first worldwide search for new satellite calibration sites through a partnership with Google Earth. The discovery of more sites may make daily...
10-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How Land Use Change Affects Water Quality, Aquatic Life

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Using 20 years of data from federal and state agencies, a fisheries biologist and Fulbright scholar are tracking how land use changes have impacted the water quality and aquatic life in lakes and streams in northeastern South Dakota. These...
7-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Balancing Energy Demand Could Save Money

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An incentive program that shifts electricity usage for low-priority activities to nonpeak times could help balance the demand for electricity and ease pressure on aging transmission lines. Utilities can then pass those energy savings on to consumers...
1-Nov-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Analyze How Rootstock Affects Grapevine Characteristics

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Grafting, a standard way of propagating grapes worldwide, combines a hardy rootstock with a desirable variety of grapes in the scion. Through National Science Foundation project, researchers will unravel how the genotype of the rootstock impacts the...
25-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Accomplishing Socioeconomic Goals May Build Confidence, Improve Health of Native American Families

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Health disparities research typically controls for socioeconomic status in analyses, but the We RISE study looks at changing those socioeconomic variables. The six-month intervention targets young Native American mothers willing to work toward an...
27-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Looking at Dakota Access pipeline from American Indian perspective

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28-Nov-2016 1:15 PM EST

Veterinarian Available to Comment on Coping with Avian Influenza for Europeans

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15-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST

Palm Oil Plantations Devastating to Tropical Peat Swamp Forests

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6-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT

Extension of Emergency Rule, a Threat to Democracy in Turkey

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4-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT

Ramping Up Nutritional Levels of Oat Varieties

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Scientists and consumers recognize the cholesterol-lowering power of oats, but what few know is that most of the oats American milling companies use comes from Canada. To increase oats production in the Midwest, researchers are developing methods to...
15-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT

New Approach May Improve Health of Native American Families

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Setting and achieving goals related to income and education may improve the overall health of Native Americans--that’s the premise behind a new research project, We RISE—raising income, supporting education—targeting young mothers on the...
29-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Reconnecting Stream Habitat

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Jumping up a 2-foot waterfall is an impossible task for small fish like minnows and shiners. Such an obstacle can inhibit their ability to feed and spawn upstream. But state and federal wildlife agencies may soon be able to install fish ladders on...
24-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT

Protecting Soybean Roots

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Soybean roots are under attack from two culprits, a parasitic round worm called the soybean cyst nematode, feeds on the roots, and a fungal disease called sudden death syndrome, which inhibits root growth. Soybean fields affected by both feel the...
12-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT

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